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Why a British Fight Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Matters to the Rest of Us

The Intercept - ‎13 hours ago‎
When the debate is unpacked, however, it becomes clear that what's at stake is something much broader: whether critics of Israel, who question its government's policies or its right to exist as a Jewish state, are engaged in a form of coded anti-Semitism.
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Why would Israel reject the largest US aid offer in history?

PRI - ‎11 hours ago‎
Their latest disagreement: the terms of a US military aid package for Israel. Israel wants more than a proposed $40 billion over 10 years - even though it's reportedly the largest aid package the US has ever offered another country.

Labour strategy chief called foundation of Israel a crime

The Times (subscription) - ‎9 hours ago‎
Jeremy Corbyn's director of strategy and communications became the focus of Labour discontent yesterday after footage emerged of him suggesting that the foundation of Israel was a “crime”. MPs said that Seumas Milne's comments should be included in the ...
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Why some Palestinians aren't optimistic about Israel's decision to ease residency restrictions

Al-Monitor - ‎11 hours ago‎
A Palestinian woman holds up her Israeli blue ID card in front of Israeli policemen as Palestinians line up in order to cross from the West Bank city of Ramallah to Jerusalem, Oct. 5, 2007.
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IDF soldier who shot subdued Palestinian driven by 'twisted ideology'

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎16 hours ago‎
The army's 17-page report also noted that the incident, which was filmed by a volunteer with the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem, “severely hurts the IDF and Israel's image.” Azaria was granted temporary release from his on-base detention to ...

Mark Jamieson heads to Israel for “friendship city”

The Sunshine Coast Daily - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
ISRAEL is a destination Mayor Mark Jamieson will visit this year to promote Sunshine Coast as part of the region's International Relations Policy and Missions.

Obama and Congress Hurtle Toward Showdown Over Israel Missile Defense

U.S. News & World Report - ‎17 hours ago‎
Congress and the Barack Obama administration are once again on a collision course over missile defense aid for Israel as lawmakers begin to mark up their Defense bills for the next fiscal year.

Easter in Egypt resurrects debate over travel to Israel

Al-Monitor - ‎13 hours ago‎
Copts who decide to travel to Jerusalem to visit the holy sites are often accused of "normalization with Israel" and of violating the orders of the Egyptian Orthodox Church, which opposes their travel to Jerusalem.
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Refugees in Israel dream of freedom this Passover

Al-Monitor - ‎14 hours ago‎
With Passover approaching, Israeli volunteers held a symbolic Passover seder outside the Holot refugee detention center. At the gathering, during which the story of the Jews' exodus from Egypt was told, one of the refugees asked if he could take a ...
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Rushing to Iraq, old tensions stymie new deal for Israel, and disciplinary moves for Afghanistan hospital bombing

Washington Post - ‎16 hours ago‎
OLD TENSIONS STYMIE NEW DEAL FOR ISRAEL The United States and Israel haven't been able to finalize a 10-year deal on U.S.

Exclusive: Israeli envoy slams Austria's hosting of Palestinian hijacker terrorist

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The Austrian government and organizations that enabled a Palestinian terrorist to hold an April talk in Vienna faced a firestorm of criticism from Israel's ambassador and the local Jewish community. “Allowing a convicted terrorist to present her ...

In tourist-friendly Ashdod, where the coastline has witnessed Israel's history since Jonah

The Times of Israel - ‎51 minutes ago‎
When cruise ships dock at Ashdod, and passengers disembark for a look at Israel's fifth largest city, their first stop is often Yona's Hill (Givat Yona).
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What We Can Learn From Israel's Involvement in an Azeri-Armenian Skirmish

Tablet Magazine - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
It would appear unwise for Israel (or any country for that matter) to insert itself into additional intractable conflicts, so when Haaretz reported that a plane from Azerbaijan's defense ministry landed in Israel twice during four days of clashes in ...
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The Fundamental Flaw in the Two-State Solution

Israel Today - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
UNESCO's anti-Israel bias is so severe that Jerusalem does not grant visas to representatives of this organization. This latest document is further evidence of why, as it "deeply regrets," "deeply deplores" and "strongly condemns" the "Occupying Power" ...
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What Young Turks Think About Israel

Haaretz - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
It's not the only surprising answer in the recently published Turkish study about changing perceptions of Israel among Turkey's younger generation.
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UK Labour Politician Apologizes for Sharing Post Comparing Israel to ISIS

Haaretz - ‎16 hours ago‎
In another case in a string of scandals involving allegations of anti-Semitism against the U.K. Labour Party, Brent Council Leader Muhammed Butt apologized Friday for sharing a Facebook post earlier in April that equivocated the State of Israel with ...

Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke saves man's life in Israel

Herald Sun - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
A former firefighter before entering politics, Mr Edbrooke said his training just kicked in when he saw the injured man on the street.
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New Ways to Commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel

Huffington Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
And then I opened my morning newspaper and read that one of the leading Holocaust educators in Israel was saying very much the same thing.
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Letters: Is it possible to criticise Israeli policies without being anti-Semitic?

The Independent - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Whilst I wholeheartedly believe that comments/posts attributed to Naz Shah were foolish and distasteful, I do worry that we are inching inexorably to a point where any criticism of Israel, however measured, or valid will be held up to be anti-Semitic ...
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